COVENTRY CITY V LEEDS UNITED
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14TH AT 7.45PM
AT THE RICOH ARENA, PHOENIX WAY, COVENTRY, CV6 6GE
Kick off at 7.45pm.
By car: Leave the M6 at junction 3. Take the A444 towards the City centre and at the first island go left and you will see the Ricoh Arena on your right.
By rail: For all train information call National Rail Enquiries on: 08457 48 49 50, but be warned Coventry station is a £10+ taxi ride away. Take the 27 bus from the train station get off at Pool Meadow bus station and catch the 4 or 5 service. Or go out of doors and over the road by Sainsburys and get the 20, getting off the by Tescos.
Parking: Car parking is extremely restricted around the ground. Street parking outside the exclusion zone is available if you are prepared to walk.
City supporters can now pay on the day to park at the Ricoh Arena before Coventry City home games. £10 will be charged to park in Car Park A and C with £7 for Car Park B.
Parking places are subject to availability and motorists will not be allowed to leave the car parks A & B for twenty minutes after the final whistle.
Park And Ride
The park and ride site is at The Oak Pub in Baginton near to Coventry Airport. Parking at the two park and walk sites at Christ the King Football Club in Wheelwright Lane and St Finbarrs and Wayside Business Park in Wilsons Lane. Vehicles can park there for £5.50 per game.
Parking at the two park and walk sites at Christ the King Football Club in Wheelwright Lane and Wayside Business Park in Wilsons Lane won't be affected. Vehicles can park there for £5.50 per game.
For further information or to buy tickets at any the three sites log on to http://www.ricoharena.com/ or telephone 08444 121 747.
Kenilworth Supporters Club - http://www.coventrycity-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/coventry_city_kenilworth_supporters_club_712828/index.shtml
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The Sky Blue Express return coach service is back for the new season. Leaving from Christ The King Club in Coundon to the Ricoh Arena for all home games. The coach leaves the club approximately 35mins prior to kick off and returns after the match.
Prices remain the same as last season which are £3.50 for Adults, £2 for under 16's and £5 Family Ticket (one adult//one under 16). Tickets will be available from behind the bar For Further Info you can contact the Sky Blue Express on // 07974532056 // www.facebook.com/skyblueexpress // www.twitter.com/skyblueexpress
CTK Parish Centre, 14 Westhill Road, Coundon, Coventry, CV6 2AA
Some car satellite navigation systems have not been updated to show Coventry City FC as playing at the Ricoh Arena. Those visiting the ground for the first time are advised to enter "Phoenix Way" and the post code "CV6 6GE" instead.
The 101 bus service from Pool Meadow should be running for this game.
The 804/805 De Courcey services are.
Tickets prices can be found by clicking on http://www.ccfc.co.uk/page/HomeTickets/0,,10269~2381424,00.html. Wherever possible you should get a ticket in advance to avoid increased matchday charges.
THE LAST TIME
This is the 83rd league and cup game between the two sides. City have won 17 and drawn 22 . They have scored 84 goals compared to Leeds 134.
The last time, Leeds visited the Ricoh Arena on November 8th 2010. A bumper crowd of 28,184 saw goals from Howson and Snodgrass give Leeds a 2-0 first half lead. Lukas Jutkiewicz pulled one back in the 51st minute only for Max Gradel to convert a penalty ten minutes later. Ben Turner hit a second for City in the 63rd minute but Leeds won 3-2.
The teams that day were:
City: Westwood, Keogh, Cranie (Baker 84), Wood, Turner, Clingan, Gunnarsson, Carsley, McSheffrey, Platt (King 30), Jutkiewiciz SNU Ireland, McPake, Doyle, Clarke, O’Donovan
Leeds Brown, Connolly, Collins, Gradel (Hughes 69), Kilkenny (Somma 83), Howson, Faye (Johnson 61), Becchio, Snodgrass, McCartney, O’Brien. SNU Bruce, Sam, Nunez, Higgs.
This will be Leeds fourth visit to the Ricoh Arena. They have won one, drawn one and lost one game. City's biggest win against Leeds was a 4-0 victory on Sept 12 1981. Leeds have also scored four goals in Coventry, that was in a Premier League game on September 11th 1999 in a 4-3 win.
For details of matches between Coventry & Leeds, please click on http://www.coventrycity-mad.co.uk/footydb/loadhed.asp
The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's Championship game against Leeds United on Tuesday is Patrick Miller from Bedfordshire.
Married with three children, he started refereeing in 1995 after his playing career was cut short. He was appointed to the league list in 2005.
Mr Miller's previous two games have not been good for the Sky Blues. He was the referee who issued five bookings along with a number of errors which saw Coventry City go down to a 2-0 defeat at Selhurst Park on November 13th 2010 and was in charge of City's 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace (four cautions) earlier this season.
This is his 15th game of the season (four in the Championship), and he has shown 32 yellow cards and three red.
His assistants are Steve Bratt from Birmingham and Ian Crouch from Kent. The Fourth Official is Anthony Horton from Wolverhampton.
After two correct tips in a row, easyodds.com return with their pick for tomorrow's clash at the Ricoh between Coventry and Leeds.
Last weekend saw a fairly run of the mill loss to high flying Reading, but after 3 wins in their last 5 home matches Coventry will be in with a sniff against manager-less Leeds.
The visitors have lost twice at home in recent weeks but squeezed in between those poor results, they did defeat Bristol City 3-0 at Ashton Gate.
The bookies see this one being a close one with Leeds made favourites at 6/4 and Coventry just slightly longer at 2/1.
Recommended football betting tip: Draw @ 12/5 - BET NOW
When Coventry lose at home, it is rarely by more than the one goal and I fancy them to give Leeds a real test at the Ricoh. Despite not drawing a game since November, in a 1-1 draw with the Bluebirds of Cardiff, I can see Coventry getting a point against Neil Redfearn's men. You can get odds of 12/5 on them taking Leeds to a stalemate here.
Coventry will need a performance such as in 2006, when they drew 1-1 at the Ricoh, with Gary McSheffrey scoring for the Sky Blues, who is coincidentally priced at 5/2 to score anytime against his former team.